Sometimes, seeds of old and interesting crop varieties are not solely (or even at all) available from genebanks. In the US, for example, there are a number of other options, as summarized below by our friend Marty Reisinger, especially aimed at amateur gardeners:
- Plant Information Online: Operated by the University of Minnesota. Enables searches for specific cultivars.
- Dave’s Garden: Search over 160,000 plants. Members can chat with other gardeners in their forums.
- Master Gardeners. Each state has a Master Gardener organization. Follow the link for one near you.
I’m sure there are similar resources for other countries, and wouldn’t it be nice to bring them all together?
LATER STILL: See also this roundup in Modern Farmer.